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Kaspersky Lab announces international student conference on cyber crime

Computerworld Singapore Staff Writer | July 29, 2009
Singapore students and young scientists invited to register and submit their papers

Singapore, 29 JULY 2009 Security solutions company Kaspersky Lab has announced its IT Security for the Next Generation' student conference as part of the Kaspersky Academy education programme.

This conference brings together students, experts, scientists and researchers in a collaborative environment to present and discuss issues related to сyber crime.  

Asian Cup

To encourage students to actively participate in the programme, Kaspersky Lab has recently introduced the Asian Cup, in addition to existing regional cups, that is, the Russian Cup, CIS Cup and European Cup.

According to the company, the introduction of the Asian Cup is expected to draw overwhelming interest from many countries across the region, including Singapore.  

Bachelor degree students from universities, institutes of higher education and graduate schools are welcome to apply. Participation in the programme can either be individual or as a group. Interested parties are required to register online via http://www.kaspersky.com.sg/it_security_conference_about.htm before 15 August 2009 to qualify their participation.

Programme committees including Kaspersky Lab CEO, Eugene Kaspersky, will evaluate the submissions, of which the three best research papers from Singapore will receive US$1,500 cash each, from the man himself, during his visit to Singapore in October 2009. The winners automatically qualify for the next round to compete with other fellow Asians at the Asian Cup.

Names of students who have submitted the top three research papers will be announced on 15 October 2009, gaining an opportunity to represent the Asian Cup during the International Conference in April 2010, inclusive of an all-expenses paid trip to the venue. The place and date are yet to be determined.

Those wishing to participate should prepare and send their research on one of the following topics to the organising committee by 15 September 2009:

  • Future ICT-related problems
  • Psychology of cyber crime
  • Economic structure of cyber crime
  • Online commerce of e-crime
  • Law and security: e.g. intellectual property (rights and innovation, rights transfer, etc.)
  • Impact, threats and incidents caused by botnets
  • Measuring malware and spam

For further information and the terms and conditions of participation, please visit: http://www.kaspersky.com.sg/it_security_conference_about.htm.

 

 

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